Super_Cross_Oakland_2016

The Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki Team Heads To Oakland

Corona, Calif. (January 27, 2016) – The Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki Team heads to O.co Coliseum in Oakland, CA for Round 4, a stop that’s expected to be filled with excited, roaring Northern California fans. Both Joey Savatgy and Chris Alldredge are heading into this weekend with sheer determination to land a earned spot on the podium and give fans an unforgettable performance.

Savatgy Looking To Set The Tone In Oakland

Joey Savatgy just missed the podium in Anaheim 2 and you can bet he’s going all in this weekend. Currently at 3rd in the overall point standings, he’s got plenty of time left to turn things up! With practice throughout the week and working with mechanics consistently to perfect his KX250F, he’s sure to be coming out guns blazing to prove he can compete at the elite level. If Joey can stay consistent in his heat, get a good start out of the main and set the pace, we expect to see Joey on the podium in Oakland this weekend.

“We’ll get it. We’re getting faster, qualifying better, and we’re closer to the Main Event race pace.”

Alldredge Pushing For A Podium

Chris Alldredge is currently in the #14 spot and is eager to lay down some solid runs in Oakland, in hopes of pushing to the top group. Alldredge rode extremely poised and smart last weekend, leaving with a respectable 12th place finish. If he can merge his speed in his heat races with the solid riding he’s shown in recent main events, he’ll continue to climb the points ladder in search of that top 10. Be sure to watch Alldredge ride for the podium this weekend at O.co Coliseum.

“I have the team and the bike to be up at the front and I won’t stop pushing until I’m there.”

Western Regional 250SX Point Standings

1. Cooper Webb, Yamaha – 75
2. Zach Osborne, Husqvarna – 57
3. Joey Savatgy, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki – 53
4. Jordon Smith, Honda – 51
5. James DeCotis, Honda – 47
6. Colt Nichols, Yamaha – 43
7. Christian Craig, Honda – 42
8. Kyle Peters, Honda – 36
9. Mitchell Oldenburg, KTM – 30
10. Kyle Cunningham, Suzuki – 28
14. Chris Alldredge, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki – 21

Pro_Circuit_Ready_to_Race

All New Fresh Look For Season Opener at Anaheim

Corona, Calif. (January 7, 2016) – The Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki Team has never been more ready for race season. The Supercross Season Opener will be held at Angel’s Stadium in Anaheim, CA. The venue is expected to be packed with thousands of excited, screaming fans, setting the stage for Monster Energy’s AMA’s Supercross 2016 Round 1.

Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki Team Takes On Anaheim
With the new partnership with Fox, the Pro Circuit team will get a new look, but the goal is still the same – proving themselves on race day. With many of the riders hurt or recovering throughout the end of the 2015 season, Joey Savatgy (3rd overall for the 250MX Motocross Championship) and Chris Alldredge (13th overall for his Motocross debut) were able to weather the storm. They, along with the rest of the team, have much to prove in 2016, and with a clean slate for the new season, spirits are high consistent podium finishes are the focus.

Team Appearances

Friday January 8, 2015
Team signing: From 6PM-7PM
Joey Savatgy, Adam Cianciarulo, Chris Alldredge, Arnaud Tonus, and Tyler Bowers
Del Amo Motorsports of Orange County
2401 Pullman St.
Santa Ana, CA 92705

 

2016 Monster Energy Supercross Schedule:

Date:                      Venue:                                City:                              Event Time:
January 9              Angel Stadium                   Anaheim                           6:30PM local
January 16            Petco Park                        San Diego                         6:30PM local
January 23            Angel Stadium                   Anaheim                           6:30PM local
January 30           O.Co Coliseum                   Oakland                            6:30PM local
February 6           Univ. Phoenix Stadium     Glendale, AZ                       6:30PM local
February 13           Petco Park                       San Diego                         6:30PM local
February 20           AT&T Stadium                Arlington Texas                   6:30PM local
February 27          Georgia Dome                    Atlanta                             6:30PM local
March 12               Rogers Centre                    Toronto                            3:30PM local
March 19                 Ford Field                          Detroit                            6:30PM local
April 2                    Levi’s Stadium               Santa Clara, CA                   6:30PM local
April 9                    Lucas Oil Stadium            Indianapolis                      6:30PM local
April 16                Edward Jones Dome           St.Louis                           6:30PM local
April 23                  Gilette Stadium                 Foxboro, MA                    3:30PM local
April 30                  MetLife Stadium          East Rutherford, NJ               2:30PM local
May 7                  Sam Boyd Stadium              Las Vegas                       6:30PM local

Season Winners

ProX Racing Parts has had a succesful racing season especially with our Dutch riders, our Season Winners. Our parts have proven to meet or exceed the riders and teams expectations. All teams use ProX pistons and clutch components.

We congratulate the teams and riders with their winnings!

  • William Saris, MX1 Dutch Open Champion, Team Kawasaki Stabilo
  • Raivo Dankers, European and World Champion 85cc, Team HSF Logistics
  • Kay Karssemakers, European Champion, 65cc small wheels
  • Ivano van Erp, Dutch Champion 65cc small wheels
  • Sem Beijer, Dutch Vice Champion 65cc large wheels
  • Kay Karssemakers, Dutch Champion 85cc
  • Rick Elzinga, Dutch Champion (Open Dutch Championship Series) 85cc
Covington MX2 Mexico Winner

MX2 GP for Thomas Covington in Mexico

Thomas Covington clinched a dramatic victory for the Monster Energy Kawasaki MX2 Racing Team in the penultimate round of the FIM World MX2 Motocross Championship at Leon in Mexico.

The US teenager already showed impressive form during qualification as he charged to third place and he maintained his speed through varying conditions all weekend. The track was very muddy for the first GP moto after overnight rain but Thomas was never ruffled and soon took advantage of an error by the championship leader to move from an initial fifth place to finish a solid fourth in the difficult conditions. An even better start in race two saw Thomas complete the first lap in second place and, after taking the lead on lap two, he kept his nerve to grab the first GP moto win of his career. His 4-1 scoreline was also sufficient to take the overall GP victory and he has now leapt to twelfth in the series.

Max Anstie of Monster Energy DRT Kawasaki maintained his recent form to take second place in the opening GP moto and appeared to be in serious contention for his fourth overall GP win of the season as the first moto winner encountered problems early in the race. Unfortunately Max also made a mistake through the rhythm section and he went down hard, damaging the bike and banging his head in the process. Rejoining the race in fourteenth place, he advanced to eleventh at the finish to secure fifth overall on the day and consolidate his third place in the championship standings.

Petar Petrov of the Monster Energy Kawasaki MX2 Racing Team had charged from last to tenth in qualification to raise hope of a good GP result but unfortunately he touched with another rider at the first corner of race one and crashed into the deep sticky mud which had been bulldozed off the track. His KX250F was damaged in the incident so he was unable to continue, and medical examination revealed that he had damaged one of the vertebrae in his neck so he did not start race two. Nevertheless Petar remains tenth in the championship standings.

Thomas Covington: “It’s so good to finally get a win. I’ve been pushing hard always and it’s been a tough two years with a lot of bad races, a few good ones and coming here to get this win is unbelievable. I hope to keep this going. The first race the track was really muddy and I just tried to survive and not to crash; I had the holeshot but went too much to the outside and a few guys passed me. I tried to keep on two wheels and it was pretty tough. The track was completely different for the second moto; it was pretty dry in some places. I was second at the first corner and finally made the move to first place. I tried to put down some fast lap to make a gap; I knew that Gajser was coming back at the end of the race but I held on to win this moto. I had no idea that I had won the GP until I arrived at the podium! Next weekend it will be good to race at Glen Helen; I will go to my home race full of confidence.”

Max Anstie: “The first race was nice; the track was pretty muddy and you had to ride smart. I was very pleased to take a second position because Pauls was riding awesome. It’s a shame about the second one; I was in a really good position after the start, made a few passes and then crashed. That didn’t end so well; the bike was damaged, I had no front brake and I just tried to get as many points as possible after this big crash. That’s the way things go, and I’m now looking to the last round of the season.”

Petar Petrov: “It was not a good GP for me. Yesterday was not so bad even if I went off the track during the qualifying race and had to come back from last to tenth. The track was wet at the first race for the first GP moto; I got a really good start in the top five but when I tried to turn in the first corner I came together with Guillod and I went straight on into the mud they had pushed off of the track. I went pretty hard over the bars; I hurt my neck really hard and couldn’t go back in the race as the bike was damaged. I felt a lot of pain in my neck and went to see the doctors; they brought me to the hospital and they saw that one of my vertebrae has moved a little bit. It’s not too bad and I hope that I can race in the US. I’m really happy for the team and Thomas, who won the GP; we see that many guys can win a GP and I think that I’m one of these guys.”

Lars Griekspoor

Local Lars Griekspoor scores 4 points in EMX Lommel

Our local rider Lars Griekspoor of Team Griekspoor has scored 4 important points in the European Championship race in Lommel Belgium. The famous,  tough sandy track was the playground of the MX GP and EMX scene. Lars is training hard to follow his dream. Lars Griekspoor is trained by the experienced World Champion motocross rider Marc de Reuver, which results in EMX points!

As ProX Racing Parts and Team Griekspoor are located in Nieuw Vennep we are proud to have this kid in town and performing really well.

Lars Griekspoor runs a KTM 125SX prepared with many ProX parts. Reliability is key for the team. Motocross is a technical and mechanical sport and finishing is most important!

The ProX Racing Parts team congrats Lars and the team with the results!

Petar Petrov on podium

Petar Petrov’s 1st MXGP Podium!

Petar Petrov joined Anstie on the podium as he finished third overall for the Monster Energy Kawasaki MX2 Racing Team. The Bulgarian had chased Anstie home for second place in the Qualifying race and held a strong third place throughout the first GP moto. After challenging Anstie strongly in the early laps of race two he settled for a fourth place which would secure the first overall GP podium result of his career, showing great confidence as he rebounded from a last lap slip to secure his place in the record books as the first Bulgarian to mount a GP podium for 30 years. He has now advanced to ninth in the series standings.

Petar Petrov: “It was a great feeling to be on the podium, my first ever and the first one of a Bulgarian rider for almost thirty years! It’s a great feeling and I hope that it’s just the first one of many. The track was really tough and rough, but that makes the difference between the riders and I really like these conditions even if I’m very tired now. I think that they did a good job on the track, there were many different lines, it was possible to pass and we could make some good races.”

Jordi Tixier: “Not a good weekend for me, and I’m frustrated tonight with my results. In the first race I was fifth but my rhythm wasn’t good enough and I finished seventh; then my start was not so good in the second moto. I was in the pack and crashed at the third corner. I was last and just had to give all I could to come back, but again I lost some time when I had another crash and eventually finished twelfth.”

 

Arnaud Tonus

Welcome back Arnaud Tonus!

Welcome Back Arnaud Tonus!

Arnaud Tonus had an incredible welcome home party, as he raced extremely well, especially after being out of the series. In Moto 1, he was firmly within the top 5 until a few riders made mistakes that he capitalized on, earning him a 3rd place finish. In Moto 2, the weather was too much and caused him to crash, placing him into the 20th spot. Tonus took 10th overall this weekend at Washougal, and he’s now on the scoreboard.

250MX Results From Washougal

1. Cooper Webb, Yamaha – 174
2. Marvin Musquin, KTM – 371
3. Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha – 203
4. Christian Craig, Honda – 156
5. Jeremy Martin, Yamaha – 375
6. Jessy Nelson, KTM – 233
7. Shane McElrath, KTM – 181
8. Mitchell Oldenburg, KTM – 124
9.Zach Osborne, Husqvarna – 259
10. Arnaud Tonus, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki – 21
17. Joey Savatgy, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki – 240
30. Chris Alldredge, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki – 150

250MX Overall Championship Point Standings

1. Jeremy Martin, Yamaha – 375
2. Marvin Musquin, KTM – 371
3. Zach Osborne, Husqvarna – 259
4. Joey Savatgy, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki, 240
5. Alex Martin, Yamaha – 233
6. Jessy Nelson, KTM – 233
7. Aaron Plessinger, Yamaha – 203
8. Shane McElrath, KTM – 181
9. Adam Cianciarulo, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki – 178
10. Cooper Webb, Yamaha – 174
15. Chris Alldredge, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki – 150
25. Arnaud Tonus, Monster Energy/Pro Circuit/Kawasaki – 21

Nancy van de Ven

Dutch girl Nancy van de Ven wins first WMX in Loket (CZ)

ProX Racing Parts babe Nancy van de Ven has won their all time first Women MotoCross Grand PriX in Loket, Czech Republic. The final round of the Women World Championship was held in Loket in the Czech Republic. Nancy van de Ven took her very first overall win in Loket and Kiara Fontanesi was crowned world champion for the fourth time!

For year we are supporting the girl from south of The Netherlands. It all started with her brother Rinus, who was forced to stop racing due to bad injuries. Now he is het private trainer and it works out well.

It was a day of peaks and pits at the sixth and final round of the 2015 FIM Women’s Motocross World Championship. Making up the ‘peaks’ was the performance of Yamaha rider Nancy Van de Ven who won both motos and took her first ever Grand Prix win in the Czech Republic.

The stand out performer this weekend was Holland’s young WMX prodigy Nancy Van de Ven who took her first race victory on Saturday and then put in another epic performance on Sunday for the win and her first ever WMX overall.

At the end of the weekend, the top five overall replicated the results of race two. Nancy Van de Ven topped the box in convincing fashion with a double race victory while Kiara Fontanesi stood on the second step and Amandine Verstappen rounded out the top three.

Comment Nancy van de Ven:’’I can’t believe that I have won both motos here in Loket. My target for this year was to try to score one podium place and now I have three podiums this year with a win. It feels amazing and I am really happy about my season’’.

After six rounds Nancy finished in third position in the championship. In two weeks time she will participate in round four of the Dutch MX2 Series in Markelo.

 

Fifth consecutive podium for Jordi Tixier in France

With his fifth consecutive podium for the Monster Energy Kawasaki MX2 Racing Team in the French round of the FIM World Motocross Championship Jordi Tixer has advanced to fourth in the series.

The defending champion immediately felt at home on the hillside track at Villars-sous-Ecot to record the fastest time in first practice and finish second in both timed practice and the qualifying race. After a second placed start in the opening GP moto he took the lead on the seventh of twenty laps and controlled the race for six laps before eventually finishing third. Another third place in race two earnt third place overall on the podium and the 40 points have lifted him to fourth in the series even though he missed three motos earlier in the season.

Recent signing Petar Petrov showed that he is quickly settling into the team as he also showed good speed all weekend to finish the GP seventh overall. His first race ride from ninth to fifth was impressive and he added an eighth place in race two to advance to eleventh in the points standings.

Jordi Tixier: “I felt really good all weekend until the second moto when I couldn’t find a good rhythm to follow Jeffrey (Herlings) and Tim (Gajser). Racing in front of my home crowd made this GP very different from the others; the crowd pushed us and being on the podium at this event is always great. When I took the lead in the first race it was just amazing ! It’s my fifth podium in a row and my goal is always to be consistent but also to improve my speed to be higher on the podiums.”

Petar Petrov: “The weekend was good; I’m happy with the bike and the team. I got a good start in the first race and then made some good passes to finish fifth, but my second start was horrible; I came from nineteenth to eighth but then the group in front of me was gone. I pushed hard but never had a good feeling with the track and just missed the top five overall by one point. We’ve now got two weeks to prepare for the next GP.”

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